Thursday, October 23, 2014


For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 23, 2014




OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier this month, Quick Dagger led in a five-furlong turf sprint at Remington Park only to be caught in the final yards to lose by a neck. There would be no repeat of that effort on Thursday night as the 3-year-old gelding rolled to an impressive 5-1/4 length score in the $32,475 featured turf sprint.


Owned by Toby Keith’s Dream Walkin Farms of Norman, Okla. and trained by Kelly Von Hemel, Quick Dagger made sure no rival would catch him this time as he took control leaving the turn. Jockey Glenn Corbett had Quick Dagger pulling clear as soon as he hit the top of the stretch while the rest could only chase. Quick Dagger handled five furlongs over firm turf in :56.38 seconds.


T Sparks was the runner-up while Boardwalk Baron was third. Insideondoutside was the beaten 7-5 wagering favorite, running ninth in the field of 10.


Away at 3-1 odds, Quick Dagger returned $8 to win, $4 to place and $3 to show. T Sparks paid $22.20 to place and $11.60 to show. Boardwalk Baron paid $5 to show.


The win was the third from 11 career starts for Quick Dagger and his first over turf. Bred in Kentucky by his owner, Quick Dagger is by Northern Afleet from the Tactical Cat mare Dagger. Picking up $17,745 for the win, Quick Dagger now has total earnings of $63,690.


Quick Dagger gave Von Hemel his second win of the night. He also saddled Consolidation ($6.40 to win) to a triumph over the turf in the fourth race of the night.


Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 & 25, with the first race nightly set for 7pm. The $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial for 2-year-old fillies is the featured race of the week on Friday evening.


Remington Park is open daily at 10:30am for simulcast racing and casino gaming, featuring the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, the home of the $250,000 Springboard Mile on Sunday, Dec. 14.


Tracked by over 71,000 fans on Facebook and 5,800 Twitter followers, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit




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